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Pepper-blower Pepper-blower

Pepper-blower (me-tsubushi) of black lacquered wood decorated with maple leaves and with engraved brass mouthpiece, attached to it a cylindrical wooden netsuke and a brocade pouch containing a black lacquered flat bottle decorated with three puppies: Japan, 19th century

Inro Inro

Inro or medicine case of black lacquered wood, with four compartments, decorated in relief in gold with a cockerel, bamboo and a plum tree, nashiji interior, with ojime of brass and netsuke of wood and metal: Japan, by Kajikawa Bunryusai, late 18th century-early 19th century

Inro Inro

Inro or medicine case of lacquered wood, with four compartments, with a landscape and chrysanthemums in gold lacquer on a powdered gold ground, and with a crystal ojime and an iron kagamibuta: Japan, 17th century

Inro Inro

Inro with four compartments, of ivory decorated with caparisoned elephant and Chinese children (karako) in mother-of-pearl, malachite and steatite, suspended from a kagamibuta netsuke of ivory set with glass and emamel, and held by a lacquer ojime encrusted with mother-of-pearl and steatite: Japan, by Shibayama Kazuyuki, late 19th century

Inro Inro

Inro with four compartments, of lacquered wood decorated Shibayama style in mother-of-pearl, steatite, jadeite and tortoiseshell with a cockatiel on a branch, suspended from a stirrup-shaped netsuke of bronze, and held by an ojime of agate: Japan, 19th century

Netsuke Netsuke

Netsuke of carved ivory, the general Guan Yu with a halberd, unsigned: Japan

Netsuke Netsuke

Netsuke of carved ivory, a man dancing, signed: Japan, by Rantei, mid-19th century

Netsuke Netsuke

Netsuke of carved ivory, a man with hands interlocked above head, unsigned: Japan

Netsuke Netsuke

Netsuke of carved ivory, a man standing with one foot on a basket, unsigned: Japan, c. 1800

Netsuke Netsuke

Netsuke of carved ivory, a mountain ascetic (yamabushi) blowing a conch shell, unsigned: Japan

Netsuke Netsuke

Netsuke of carved ivory, Zhong Kui (J: Shoki) the demon-queller seated, sharpening his sword on a whetstone, signed: Japan, by Tomotoshi, 19th century

Netsuke Netsuke

Netsuke of carved ivory, Sojobo, the king of the tengu, sitting with a tengu emerging from an egg, unsigned: Japan, 19th century

Netsuke Netsuke

Netsuke of carved ivory, man with a paper lantern and a stick, signed: Japan, by Tomotsugu

Netsuke Netsuke

Netsuke of carved ivory, a Korean man sitting on a three-legged stool beating a tsuzumi drum held on his right shoulder, unsigned: Japan

Netsuke Netsuke

Netsuke of carved ivory, a man sitting within a hoop of short staves and planing the wood, signed: Japan, by Ikkosai, 19th century

Netsuke Netsuke

Netsuke of carved ivory, a boy crouching with both hands on a fan, signed: Japan, by Seiga, late 19th century

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